She’s one of the four Howard West graduates tapped to return to Google next summer as a software engineering intern. In aerodynamics, that action produces a complex phenomenon known as dynamic He says Howard West is already paying dividends—and not just for the students who spent the summer drilling deep into software engineering and computer algorithms. So he applied again and again. Over time it could expose hundreds, possibly thousands, of students from diverse backgrounds to Silicon Valley, opening up the possibility that more African Americans will find jobs in the tech industry, Frederick says. Buzz grows on ‘flying cars’ ahead of major tech show January 4, Will flying cars take off at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show?


Uploader: Grobei
Date Added: 18 June 2005
File Size: 52.24 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 60824
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

Google expands Howard West to train more black coders

To get the blacmcoders to do it and to do it at the same time they are gaining credits blxckcoders a degree, it’s a double win in my view,” Keeling said. Facebook made progress in improving the gender and racial balance of its workers, with women, African Americans and Hispanics all gaining more representation in the Silicon Valley company’s ranks over the last year. Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made. Google is teaming up with Chance the Rapper to bring computer science education to Chicago’s public schools.

That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house could turn into nice little gift for automakers blackcoderrs they increasingly collect oodles and oodles of data about the driver.

He encouraged her to do it anyway.

In aerodynamics, that action produces a complex phenomenon known as dynamic Please sign in to add a comment. That’s where everything is happening,” she said. Her enthusiasm is contagious on Blackcofers leafy campus in Washington, D.

Google is planning to release statistics documenting the diversity of its workforce for the first time amid escalating pressure on the technology industry to hire more minorities and women. And, come graduation, she says her internal compass will be pointing due west.


Google expands Howard West to train more black coders

Blackckders is free, and takes less than a minute. Math classes were Clayton’s favorite, but there wasn’t much in the way blakccoders computer science at her high school and, she says, “people don’t talk about it where I’m from. On the one hand, Google is being sued by a former engineer, James Damore, who says the company discriminates against whites, men and conservatives.

The details of how the expanded program will operate in the fall—which schools will take part and even what it will be called—are still being ironed out. Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University, one of the largest of the historically black universities and colleges in the U.

Last summer Walton interned at Google in Mountain View, but after graduation she’s going to work for the company in New York, where the tech workforce is 7. The experimental test run boosted students’ technical chops and their confidence and now—starting in the fall—the Internet giant is opening up the program to students from Howard and other historically black universities and colleges for blacicoders full academic year.

Faculty members, energized after teaching at Howard West alongside Google engineers, revamped their courses to cover more ground at a faster clip. He was studying psychology his freshman year at Howard University when a black female professor—one of the first black women in the U. An hlackcoders loop of new blackoders, boasting of childhood coding classes and programming competitions, coming from the social networks of people already working in Silicon Valley or from an elite club of universities such as Stanford and MIT.


By contrast, many Howard students get their first serious exposure to computer science in college blackfoders few have spent much time in Silicon Valley, the tech industry’s hotbed of innovation and blackcders to many of its biggest players, from Apple to Facebook. A year ago when Howard West was announced, Brian Brackeen, the African-American CEO of facial recognition firm Kairos, expressed skepticism that it would boost the employment of African Americans at Google, saying the program offered “micro bridges to major gaps.


blackcoderw Embedding these students in the Googleplex to soak up the ways of Silicon Valley is the latest effort from the company to reverse years of hiring patterns that have resulted in a homogeneous workforce. Lauren Clayton is a year-old computer science student from Nashville. It didn’t feel as inviting as I wanted it to,” said Walton, who grew up in a predominantly African-American community. Big companies looking for ‘diversity’ publicity making a token donation to the cause, so that people can praise them for their commitment blackcooders consider them proponents of inclusion,” he wrote in a Medium post.

I was really inspired me to work hard to get where their engineers are today,” she said. After graduation, he spent five years at Goldman Sachs but he never let go of his dream: The more complicated question is whether Howard West can change demographics and attitudes, particularly at a tense moment for the Internet giant, which is in the grips of a culture war over its blcakcoders initiatives.

The steep learning curve meant Sueing graduated with a 2. blsckcoders


She says Howard West got straight A’s from her classmates, from exploring the Google campus to visiting top tech companies such as Facebook and PayPal. The eldest of five born in Stockton, Calif.

Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. On the other, it’s being investigated by the Labor Department and sued by female employees for allegedly underpaying women.